Barry McGee: Tagging

Apr 5, 2013 8:22PM

"That's immediately how I gauge how healthy a city is—by the amount of tags. It's just in direct competition with advertising. It's still one of the last things that hasn't been corrupted."

—Barry McGee, from the Art21 Exclusive film, Barry McGee: Tagging

In a new video from Art21's Exclusive series, Barry McGee—from the galleries of his mid-career survey at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) in 2012—describes his interests in tagging.

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